What are the best 80s TV shows?

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    #1The Wonder Years

    The Wonder Years
    The Wonder Years is a TV show created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. With 115 episodes, The Wonder Years ran for six seasons and features Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills and more in the lead roles.
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    Roger Freeman
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Wonder Years was a great TV show in its time. While it hasn't aged particularly well, it's still really enjoyable to watch. Prime candidate for one of the best shows of the 80s."
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    #2The Golden Girls

    The Golden Girls
    The Golden Girls is a sitcom tv show by creator Susan Harris. Released in 1985 on NBC, The Golden Girls ran for seven seasons and features Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty in the lead roles.
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    Donald Kim
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I love the 80s in a lot of ways; much of the music, movies, and TV sitcoms were a lot better than the ones available today! One of the best 80s TV shows has to be The Golden Girls. Betty White is a national treasure. Anyone who says 80s TV shows are too cheesy is missing the point. The humor that ran through all seven seasons of The Golden Girls still holds up to this day. This DVD set would be a great addition to any collection."
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    #3Family Ties

    Family Ties

    Family Ties is a sitcom created by Gary David Goldberg. Its first episode premiered on September 22, 1982. Family Ties ran for seven seasons and stars Michael J. Fox among others.

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    Paul Young
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is a great series to watch alone, or as a family. They talk about a lot of issues that are still relevant today and it can be an incredibly touching show. The cast does a great job of working together and having a funny show that still is very authentic and true to life."
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    #4Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues is the TV cop show that gave television viewers a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives at an urban police station. It has 26 Emmy wins and 98 Emmy nominations.

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    Jack Murphy
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This classic television show is about police and their daily lives. It follows detectives and officers in an urban police station."
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    #5Punky Brewster

    Punky Brewster

    Punky Brewster is a sitcom created by David W. Duclon. Running for four seasons, Punky Brewster ended after 88 episodes and starred Soleil Moon Fry and George Gaynes in the lead roles.

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    Ankita Banerjee
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "If you were a kid in the 80s then you watched punky brewster! She was a lovable little imp and her acting definitely made it one of the best tv shows to watch at the time."
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    #6Moonlighting

    Moonlighting

    Moonlighting is a TV show created by Glenn Gordon Caron. Aired on the TV network ABC, Moonlighting ran for five seasons for a total of 66 episodes. It stars Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, and more.

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    Louis Patterson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I've watched the entire first season of Moonlighting. Tremendous show. I can't wait to watch season 2 and beyond. "
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    #7Cagney & Lacey

    Cagney & Lacey

    Cagney & Lacey is a TV show created by Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday. Running from March 25, 1982 to May 16, 1988 on CBS, Cagney & Lacey ended after seven seasons. It starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

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    Harry Moore
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Cagney & Lacey is one of the shows from my favorite era of television, the 1980's. The show also takes place in one of my favorite cities, New York. I think Cagney & Lacey is a fine addition to any television lovers, especially fans of the 1980's."
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    #8St. Elsewhere

    St. Elsewhere

    St. Elsewhere is a drama TV show by Joshua Brand and John Falsey. Released in 1982 on NBC, St. Elsewhere ran for six seasons and features Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels in the leading roles.

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    Russell Carpenter
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Wow. This is such an interesting TV show! I love the cast and the series is just so fun to watch!"

Summary

Best What are the best 80s TV shows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Wonder YearsTV Shows 10 Paid
2The Golden GirlsTV Shows 8 Paid
3Family TiesTV Shows 7 Paid
4Hill Street BluesTV Shows 5 Paid
5Punky BrewsterTV Shows 5 Paid
6MoonlightingTV Shows 4 Paid
7Cagney & LaceyTV Shows 3 Paid
8St. ElsewhereTV Shows 1 Paid
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